We are excited to announce that Hilary Niver-Johnson, the founder of Finger Lakes Wine Flour, will be writing a new online column for EdibleFingerLakes.com! It will focus on the many ways the region’s food producers are embracing sustainable and environmentally-friendly practices.
Niver-Johnson has a degree from the State University of New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry. She created Wine Flour to cut down on the waste of the winemaking process in the region’s thriving wine country.
Niver-Johnson started the company Sustainable Viticulture Systems (SVS) that produces this Wine Flour in 2015. These nutritious and colorful flours are created by sun-drying and stone milling the pomace of Finger Lakes wine grapes. They include a golden Chardonnay flour to deep plum Merlot flour. Niver-Johnson also hosts cooking classes that utilize these flours and shares recipe ideas via Wine Flour’s social media platforms (@wineflour on Facebook and Instagram).
With her new column, FLX Sustainability Success Stories, Niver-Johnson aims to highlight the work of Finger Lakes farmers and other innovative food producers like herself who are utilizing practices that help preserve and protect our region’s plentiful natural resources for future generations to enjoy.